Sanders and Clinton Cancel Joint Campaign Events

By Denisse Moreno, Epoch Times
October 3, 2016 Updated: October 3, 2016

The campaign of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton announced it cancelled planned events with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) scheduled for Oct. 3.

Sanders will instead make stops at Des Moines, Iowa on the morning of Oct. 5, and two more in Green Bay and Madison, Wisconsin later that day.

“Wednesday’s Des Moines stop was added to make up for appearances tentatively scheduled in Iowa on Monday, October 3,” the campaign said. The changes were made due to Sanders’s schedule, Clinton’s camp said.

Meanwhile, Clinton spoke about the economy in Toledo, Ohio on Oct. 3. 

Sanders, who was especially popular with millennials, is helping Clinton reach out to millennials by campaigning for her. He is expected to talk about issues concerning millennials, like sustainable energy, criminal justice, climate change, college tuition, and minimum wage at his appearances in Wisconsin and Iowa. 

In Wisconsin, Sanders will also campaign for Russ Feingold, who is running for senate in the state.

The changes in the campaign trail involving Sanders come after a leaked audio put Clinton at odds with Senator’s supporters during the primaries, most of them millennials.

At a fundraiser event in February, the former Secretary of the State said some of Sanders’s supporters were new to politics, were impacted by the housing crisis, and were given “false promises” from Sanders.

“They’re children of the Great Recession and they are living in their parents’ basement,” she said in the leaked audio.

“If you’re feeling like you’re consigned to, you know, being a barista, or you know, some other job that doesn’t pay a lot, and doesn’t have some other ladder of opportunity attached to it, then the idea that maybe, just maybe, you could be part of a political revolution is pretty appealing,” she added.

After the audio was released, Sanders said on CNN’s “State of the Union” that he agreed with Clinton’s comments on the hardships of millennials.

“If you listen to the whole discussion that she had, a very important point that she made is that a lot of young people who went into debt, worked very hard to get a good education, can’t find a job commensurate to the education that they received,” Sanders said.